The 8 Cutest and Weirdest Versions of the Red Equal Sign Meme

As SCOTUS debates DOMA, red equal signs take over social media.

intro: You may have noticed the red and pink equal signs dotting various profiles on Facebook and Twitter -- or you might have already dressed up your own profile to show your support for same-sex marriage and to "paint the town red" while the Supreme Court weighs in on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). As we await the outcome of this week's deliberation, let's take a look at some of the more unique, beautiful, and creative ways people are interpreting the equality sign.

Here, for example, is comic artist and internet connoisseur The Oatmeal's smoky, savory tribute to the equality sign.

quicklist: 1 title: SCOTUS at the center text: This design, posted on Facebook, shows the people at the center of this week's talks -- the 9 Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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quicklist: 2 title: Zombie love text: Meanwhile, on Tumblr, user "Contusionn" has posted a round-up of some noteworthy takes on the equal sign, including this move to remember that zombies need hearts just as much as they crave brains...

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quicklist: 3 title: Vampirequality text: ...and this reminder that same-sex Vampires vant to get married, too.

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quicklist: 4 title: The Grump in LGBT text: Grumpy Cat has taken to Twitter to express his wish that everyone would have the right to be miserable together.

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quicklist: 5 title: Liberty in Love text: Meanwhile, on VisibleFriends.net, Lady Liberty and Lady Justice took some time out to smooch.

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quicklist: 6 title: Inequality text: Of course, those who don't support same-sex marriage have created a symbol of their own that's been making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter.

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quicklist: 7 title: Yoda text: Meanwhile, marriage for all Yoda wants.

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